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Virtual Masterclass - Learn the Art of Nonfiction Storytelling through Podcasts

26 May 2021 To 04 June 2021
Deadline: 24 May 2021
Virtual Masterclass  - Learn the Art of Nonfiction Storytelling through Podcasts

Deep-dive into Podcasting

40 million

Podcasts listeners in India

(source: livemint)



People in India access Podcasts on their mobile phones

(source: statista)



Growth witnessed by the sector as new shows flood the market 

(source: livemint)



Users aged between 18 to 35 listen to Podcasts weekly

(source: livemint)



New Podcasts were created within 2020 in India

(source: Inc4)


The Masterclass

According to PwC, India is the third largest Podcast market in the world. Behind U.S. and China,  India witnesses a growth of 57% Podcast listeners annually. Now more than ever, people are listening to podcasts, and the number has increased significantly  during the COVID 19 induced lockdown. Because of the large number of people tuning into this mode of audio storytelling, there is a rise amongst the professionals willing to create and produce their own content. This also comes as an alternative mode for the NGOs and other development sector initiatives to reach a larger audience and attract funders, donors, investors and volunteers. Podcasting will help you present your content in a much more nuanced, novel and engaging way. 


During the masterclass on fundamentals of Podcasting, we talked about the various formats and channels of Podcasts. We were able to develop a basic understanding of the strategic steps involved in the designing, production and distribution of Podcasts. In continuation to that, this masterclass will focus on a more detailed roadmap to curate, edit, distribute and disseminate your own content. This will focus on breaking down a particular format of Podcasting into a step-by-step series of actions to create format- narrative features.


Catering to the needs of professionals interested in deep diving into this mode of audiocast,  CSRBOX in partnership with Sonologue, has curated a virtual masterclass on ‘Nonfiction storytelling through Podcasts’ which will give you deeper insights into how to structure, script and produce your own Podcast. 

**The registrations for this masterclass are open only for the alums of our previous masterclass on Podcast for Social Sector Organizations. 


Program Delivery 

  1. 4 sessions of one hour each spread over 2 weeks (26th & 28th May + 02nd & 04th June 2021)
  2. Interactive sessions on the step by step how-to’s of making a particular podcasting format 
  3. Post session practice exercises
  4. Mentoring from expert, Ms. Chhavi Sachdev

Why attend the masterclass?

  1. You will be able to structure and script your Podcast with guidance from our expert.
  2. You will learn the essentials to produce a narrative feature podcast and will be able to produce one of your own.
  3. Receive mentoring to make your stories come alive, give voice to the unheard and amplify your outreach.
  4. You will receive a certificate of participation to authenticate your presence in the 4 day course. 


Who should attend?

Professionals from the development community who have successfully attended the masterclass on Podcasts for Social Sector Organizations.


Certificate of Participation

All participants will be provided with a certificate of participation on behalf of Sonologue and CSRBOX. To be eligible to receive the e-certificate, you will have to be present on all 4 days of the masterclass, participate in all the activities and assignments and submit the deliverables on time. 


Masterclass Trainer

Ms. Chhavi Sachdev

Founder, Sonologue

Chhavi Sachdev is a radio and podcast producer, consultant, and coach. She is also the most experienced podcaster in India. She has been making podcasts since 2008 and is one of few radio reporters and producers in the country. Her features have been broadcast on the BBC World Service, National Public Radio, Deutsche Welle, Radio Netherlands, and Public Radio International. She has produced podcasts for Sonologue, Tall Tales, Tata Sons, Bound, The Canadian Consulate General and others. Since 2011, Chhavi has been conducting regular workshops for individuals, colleges, corporates, as well as NGOs.


Masterclass Fees

The masterclass fee is inclusive of all taxes.

Early Bird: INR 2000 (applicable until 5th May 2021)

Standard: INR 2500 (from 6th May onwards)


Registration Details and Eligibility

  1. To enroll you must have already attended the masterclass on Podcasts for Social Sector Organizations.
  2. Registrations are open till 24th May 2021.


Online Registration Process

Please click here https://bit.ly/3fRo1I9 for registration page and online payment


For NEFT/ Bank Transfer

Download the offline form https://bit.ly/3rXrmIc and fill in your details. Once completed please send the same along with payment receipt to somya@csrbox.org and mark a cc to pooja@csrbox.org


Bank Details for Payment Transfer

Account Name: Renalysis Consultants Pvt Ltd.

Bank Name: HDFC Bank Ltd

Branch: Shikohpur (Haryana)

Account Type: Current Account

Bank Account Number: 50200008642388



For any queries, contact

Somya Trivedi



For any immediate escalations or to know more about the Impact Academy, please feel free to write to pooja@csrbox.org


Terms & Conditions:

  1. Registration fee is non-refundable; however, the nominee’s name can be changed.
  2. Once you submit the registration form along with the payment (online), you will receive the confirmation email within 2 working days. You will receive the details to access the online masterclass along with reading material latest by 25th May, 2021.
  3. The recordings of the sessions will not be shared.


About the Impact Academy by CSRBOX

Housed in the Impact Experience Centre and Academy (Impact XPA), Impact Academy is a learning and knowledge centre for impact sector professionals including CSR Heads, CSR Managers, Impact Investors, Philanthropists, Non-Profit leaders, Fund-Raising teams etc. The academy hosts periodic boot camps, meet-ups, networking sessions and exclusive courses for the impact sector professionals. With a motto to collaborate, capacitate and create impact, the Academy brings to you some of the best innovators, professionals and change makers from the Social Sector to share knowledge and insights regarding the latest trends, and help you build your capacities and stay abreast in a fast changing world.


About Sonologue

Sonologue is a full-service podcast production house and consultancy practice uniquely poised to shape and deliver world class quality audio content. If you’ve got a story, knowledge or even an opinion, we can amplify your voice. At Sonologue, we work on everything editorial - conceptualizing a podcast, choosing a format, figuring out the right tone and host - and technical - from recording to production and post production with sound design, editing, and mixing - as well as all the painful logistics of creating metadata and uploading it to a dedicated host to distribute your podcast and maximize its reach. Started by an Indian multimedia journalist who moved back to India after more than a decade in the US, Sonologue aims to support clear, entertaining, evocative, and balanced multimedia content for a variety of outlets — national and international media houses, corporates, journalists, communications professionals, not-for-profits, and cultural organizations - to tap these stories of economy, culture, development, science, and people ... stories that reveal our shared humanity, not only crossing boundaries but bridging, transcending, and transforming them.



CSRBOX is India’s leading CSR knowledge and impact intelligence driven collaboration platform for the development community. It serves as an enabler, encouraging partnerships between CSR stakeholders. At CSRBOX, we are committed to the idea of advancing social impact and change. Whether you are a Donor agency looking to invest in transformative and sustainable projects or an implementation leader dedicated to accomplish your organization’s goals, CSRBOX can help you achieve your objectives. With years of experience in working on social development projects with nonprofits, corporate and social enterprises, we excel in catalyzing the vibrant social transformation movement in India by driving collaborations and partnerships for good. With research, strategy and designing tailored programs in the CSR ecosystem, we help our clients solve their most challenging issues.


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